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Gary A. Stern, Ph.D.
Managing Director, State Regulatory Operations

April 8, 2019
(U 338-E)


Submission of BioRAM Contract Information Pursuant to
Resolution E-4977


Pursuant to Resolution E-4977, Ordering Paragraph (OP) 1, Sections (d) and (e),
Southern California Edison Company (SCE) submits this Advice Letter providing the
California Public Utilities Commission (Commission or CPUC) with the required list of
SCE’s BioMass contracts and the required showing that it has contacted all of SCE’s
BioRAM facilities. As shown below, SCE has no contracts with other eligible biomass


Overview of Resolution E-4977
On September 21, 2019, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 901 (SB 901) into law
which required, among other things, that SCE extended certain BioRAM contracts by 5
years and modify their terms.1 The portions of this bill relevant to the BioRAM contracts
are Section 25, which amended Pub. Util. Code § 399.20.3, and Section 43, which
added Pub. Util. Code § 8388. Resolution E-4977, issued on February 6, 2019,
implemented these portions of SB 901. Key provisions of Pub. Util. Code § 399.20.3
and Pub. Util. Code § 8388 were summarized in Resolution E-4977. On March 22,
2019, SCE sought a 60-day extension of time to comply with Resolution E-4977, OP 1,
Sections (a), (b), (c), (f), (g), and (h). On March 25, 2019, the Commission granted
SCE’s request. So, this Advice Letter only addresses the requirements of Resolution
E-4977, OP 1, Sections (d) and (e). Compliance with all other sections of Resolution
E-4977, OP 1, will be addressed in a later-submitted Tier 2 Advice Letter.


P.O. Box 800

8631 Rush Street

Rosemead, California 91770

(626) 302-9645

Fax (626) 302-6396


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ADVICE 3984-E (U 338-E) -2- April 8, 2019 III. BIORAM CONTRACT INFORMATION SUMMARY 1. List of SCE’s Biomass Contracts Below is a list of all SCE BioMass contracts that meet the eligibility requirements of Public Utilities Code Section 8388, as required by OP 1, Section (d) or Resolution E-4977. Facility Name Pacific Ultrapower Chinese Station Rio Bravo Rocklin Rio Bravo Fresno Contract Capacity (MW) Contract Execution Date 18 24.4 24.3 10/18/2016 10/18/2016 10/24/2016 Contract Start Date Contract End Date Facility Location Jamestown, 3/8/2017 3/31/2022 CA 9/8/2017 9/30/2022 Lincoln, CA 9/8/2017 9/30/2022 Fresno, CA 2. Showing that SCE Contacted all BioRAM and other eligible Biomass Facilities In compliance with OP 1, Section (d) of Resolution E-4977, SCE has contacted all BioRAM counterparties for the contracts listed above and is currently in contract negotiations with all three counterparties. No cost information is required for this advice letter. This advice letter will not increase any rate or charge, cause the withdrawal of service, or conflict with any other schedule or rule. IV. REQUEST FOR COMMISSION APPROVAL SCE requests that the Commission approve this Tier 2 Advice Letter by finding that the information provided is in compliance with Resolution E-4977 (d) and (e) within 30 days of the submitting of this Advice Letter. V. TIER DESIGNATION Pursuant to Resolution E-4977, OP 1, SCE submits this Advice Letter with a Tier 2 designation under General Order (GO) 96-B, Energy Industry Rule 5.2.
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ADVICE 3984-E (U 338-E) VI. -3- April 8, 2019 EFFECTIVE DATE This advice letter will become effective on May 8, 2019, the 30th calendar day after the date submitted. VII. NOTICE Anyone wishing to protest this Advice Letter may do so by letter via U.S. Mail, facsimile, or electronically, any of which must be received by the Energy Division and SCE no later than 20 days after the date of this Advice Letter. Protests should be submitted to: CPUC, Energy Division Attention: Tariff Unit 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, California 94102 E-mail: Copies should also be mailed to the attention of the Director, Energy Division, Room 4004 (same address as above).In addition, protests and all other correspondence regarding this Advice Letter should also be sent by letter and transmitted via facsimile or electronically to the attention of: Gary A. Stern, Ph.D. Managing Director, State Regulatory Operations Southern California Edison Company 8631 Rush Street Rosemead, California 91770 Telephone: (626) 302-9645 Facsimile: (626) 302-6396 E-mail: Laura Genao Managing Director, State Regulatory Affairs c/o Karyn Gansecki Southern California Edison Company 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 2030 San Francisco, California 94102 Facsimile: (415) 929-5544 E-mail:
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ADVICE 3984-E (U 338-E) -4- April 8, 2019 With a copy to: Carol A. Schmid-Frazee Senior Attorney Southern California Edison Company 2244 Walnut Grove Avenue, 3rd Floor Rosemead, California 91770 Facsimile: (626) 302-1337 E-mail: There are no restrictions on who may submit a protest, but the protest shall set forth specifically the grounds upon which it is based and must be received by the deadline shown above. In accordance with General Rule 4 of GO 96-B, SCE is serving copies of this Advice Letter to the interested parties shown on the attached GO 96-B, R.18-07-003, and A.16-11-005 service lists. Address change requests to the GO 96-B service list should be directed to or at (626) 302-3719. For changes to any other service list, please contact the Commission’s Process Office at (415) 703-2021 or at Further, in accordance with Public Utilities Code Section 491, notice to the public is hereby given by submitting and keeping the Advice Letter at SCE’s corporate headquarters. To view other SCE advice letters submitted with the Commission, log on to SCE’s website at All questions concerning this Advice Letter should be directed to Robert Grimm at (626) 302-3423 or by electronic mail at Southern California Edison Company /s/ Gary A. Stern Gary A. Stern, Ph.D. GAS:csf:cm Enclosures
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ADVICE LETTER SUMMARY ENERGY UTILITY MUST BE COMPLETED BY UTILITY (Attach additional pages as needed) Company name/CPUC Utility No.: Southern California Edison Company (U 338-E) Utility type: ELC GAS PLC HEAT ELC = Electric PLC = Pipeline WATER Contact Person: Darrah Morgan Phone #: (626) 302-2086 E-mail: E-mail Disposition Notice to: EXPLANATION OF UTILITY TYPE GAS = Gas WATER = Water HEAT = Heat (Date Submitted / Received Stamp by CPUC) Tier Designation: 2 Advice Letter (AL) #: 3984-E Subject of AL: Submission of BioRAM Contract Information Pursuant to Resolution E-4977 Keywords (choose from CPUC listing): Compliance AL Type: Monthly Quarterly Annual One-Time Other: If AL submitted in compliance with a Commission order, indicate relevant Decision/Resolution #: Resolution E-4977 Does AL replace a withdrawn or rejected AL? If so, identify the prior AL: Summarize differences between the AL and the prior withdrawn or rejected AL: Confidential treatment requested? Yes No If yes, specification of confidential information: Confidential information will be made available to appropriate parties who execute a nondisclosure agreement. Name and contact information to request nondisclosure agreement/ access to confidential information: Resolution required? Yes No Requested effective date: 5/8/19 No. of tariff sheets: -0- Estimated system annual revenue effect (%): Estimated system average rate effect (%): When rates are affected by AL, include attachment in AL showing average rate effects on customer classes (residential, small commercial, large C/I, agricultural, lighting). Tariff schedules affected: None Service affected and changes proposed1: Pending advice letters that revise the same tariff sheets: None 1 Discuss in AL if more space is needed. Clear Form
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Protests and all other correspondence regarding this AL are due no later than 20 days after the date of this submittal, unless otherwise authorized by the Commission, and shall be sent to: CPUC, Energy Division Attention: Tariff Unit 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 Email: Name: Gary A. Stern, Ph.D. Title: Managing Director, State Regulatory Operations Utility Name: Southern California Edison Company Address: 8631 Rush Street City: Rosemead Zip: 91770 State: California Telephone (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (626) 302-9645 Facsimile (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (626) 302-6396 Email: Name: Laura Genao c/o Karyn Gansecki Title: Managing Director, State Regulatory Affairs Utility Name: Southern California Edison Company Address: 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 2030 City: San Francisco State: California Zip: 94102 Telephone (xxx) xxx-xxxx: Facsimile (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (415) 929-5544 Email: Clear Form
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ENERGY Advice Letter Keywords Affiliate Direct Access Preliminary Statement Agreements Disconnect Service Procurement Agriculture ECAC / Energy Cost Adjustment Qualifying Facility Avoided Cost EOR / Enhanced Oil Recovery Rebates Balancing Account Energy Charge Refunds Baseline Energy Efficiency Reliability Bilingual Establish Service Re-MAT/Bio-MAT Billings Expand Service Area Revenue Allocation Bioenergy Forms Rule 21 Brokerage Fees Franchise Fee / User Tax Rules CARE G.O. 131-D Section 851 CPUC Reimbursement Fee GRC / General Rate Case Self Generation Capacity Hazardous Waste Service Area Map Cogeneration Increase Rates Service Outage Compliance Interruptible Service Solar Conditions of Service Interutility Transportation Standby Service Connection LIEE / Low-Income Energy Efficiency Storage Conservation LIRA / Low-Income Ratepayer Assistance Street Lights Consolidate Tariffs Late Payment Charge Surcharges Contracts Line Extensions Tariffs Core Memorandum Account Taxes Credit Metered Energy Efficiency Text Changes Curtailable Service Metering Transformer Customer Charge Customer Owned Generation Mobile Home Parks Name Change Transition Cost Transmission Lines Decrease Rates Non-Core Transportation Electrification Demand Charge Non-firm Service Contracts Transportation Rates Demand Side Fund Nuclear Undergrounding Demand Side Management Oil Pipelines Voltage Discount Demand Side Response PBR / Performance Based Ratemaking Wind Power Deposits Portfolio Withdrawal of Service Depreciation Power Lines Clear Form
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